Andres Maestas, Jr., age 93, passed away December 2, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Andres was born August 31, 1922 in La Jara, NM the son of Andres, Sr. and Merencia (Gurule) Maestas. He lived in the La Jara-Cuba area his entire life. Andres was a rancher and also worked for the NM Highway Department for many years. He was a strong yet quiet man. He preferred to let his actions speak more than his words. He was a religious man and was devoted to his church.
Andres is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carolina; his five children, Manuel Maestas and wife Evelyn Garcia, George Maestas, Irene Sanchez and husband Joseph, Andrew Maestas, Anthony Maestas and wife Elaine; eight grandchildren, Nicholas Maestas and wife Diondra, Valerie Trask and husband Paul, Rebekah Maestas, Jennifer Martinez, Joseph Sanchez and wife Monica, Melissa Maestas, Jessica Maestas, and Andrew J. Maestas; five great-grandchildren, Gavin and Alena Maestas, Jenna Ramirez, Kai and Ari Trask. He is also survived by his six sisters and brothers; Maria Garcia, Dolores Lovato, Lucinda Chavez, Susie Segura, Alex Maestas and wife Texann, Bennie Maestas and wife Reina, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Rosary will be recited 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2015 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 301 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Albuquerque.
Andres' care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114